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Home of the Day: Witches caps and claw-foot tubs in Sierra Madre

Home of the Day: Witches caps and claw-foot tubs in Sierra Madre
Home of the Day: a Queen Anne Victorian in Sierra Madre built in 1888 as a railroad hotel

A distinctive witch cap tops this historic Grand Dame in Sierra Madre, which was originally built as a railroad hotel in 1888. The landmark residence, which falls under the Mills Act, was designed by Samuel Newsom and Joseph Cather, brothers and architects known for their extravagant Queen Anne Victorian home in the Bay Area. Claw-foot tubs, ornate woodwork, period accents and wallpaper, and a restored grand front porch are among the features.

Location: 225 North Lima St., Sierra Madre, 91024

Asking price: $2.7 million

Year built: 1888

House size: 10,000 square feet, 10 bedrooms, 10.5 baths

Lot size: 0.47 acres

Features: Hardwood flooring, period pieces, front porch, conservatory, parlor, library, formal dining room, living room, updated kitchens, formal English garden

About the area: There are 37 homes for sale in the 90124 ZIP Code at an average price of $413 per square foot, according to Realtor.com. The average sale price in that area over the last 60 days is approximately 828,000.

Agent: Meg Middleman, 626-441-3449, Century 21 Masters

To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

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